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American Libraries

The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.

Alphabetical listing of Contributing Libraries

2,215,155
RESULTS


collections 880
texts 2,213,148
images 998
audio 88
movies 41
TOPIC
bub_upload 58,977
genealogy 37,578
Registers of births, etc 16,946
Bible 11,927
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 11,878
Church Periodicals 11,452
Science 10,127
Antislavery movements 9,483
Ships 9,012
World War, 1914-1918 8,909
Education 8,716
Natural history 8,141
Medicine 7,502
Agriculture 7,016
Abolitionists 6,810
Operas 6,717
Steamboat lines 6,575
Catholic Church 6,009
Universities and colleges 5,984
Hymns, English 5,765
Missions 5,735
Flowers Seeds Catalogs 5,319
Indians of North America 5,147
Vegetables Seeds Catalogs 4,995
Geology 4,802
Law 4,763
Zoology 4,682
Art 4,491
History 4,354
Plants, Ornamental Catalogs 4,227
English language 4,207
Botany 4,117
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 4,111
Baptists 4,030
Women 3,651
Law reports, digests, etc 3,608
Theology 3,529
Music 3,516
Church of England 3,335
Railroads 3,320
Presidents 3,305
Plants 3,274
Theses 3,229
Birds 3,155
CSAIP 3,144
Political science 3,095
Fruit Catalogs 3,033
Princeton (N.J.) -- Newspapers 3,022
Economics 3,004
Women abolitionists 2,965
Jesus Christ 2,947
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 2,914
Architecture 2,903
Military pensions 2,860
Medicare 2,844
Flowers Catalogs 2,834
City planning 2,753
English literature 2,721
English poetry 2,691
Physics 2,669
Presbyterian Church 2,649
Minnesota -- Newspapers 2,641
Old age pensions 2,639
Slavery 2,638
Finance, Public 2,623
Management 2,614
United States 2,597
Survivors' benefits 2,567
College student newspapers and periodicals 2,508
Literature 2,484
Yearbooks 2,480
Insects 2,391
Church periodicals 2,366
African Americans 2,332
Home economics 2,294
Chemistry 2,251
Conduct of life 2,238
Philosophy 2,237
Nurseries (Horticulture) Catalogs 2,229
Entomology 2,226
Mathematics 2,224
Gardening 2,187
Sermons, American 2,167
Jesuits 2,160
Roads 2,155
Produce trade Statistics Periodicals 2,151
Shrubs Catalogs 2,130
Sermons, English 2,119
Painting 2,112
Geography 2,089
Horses 2,063
Voyages and travels 2,044
Jews 2,029
Land use 2,028
Seeds Catalogs 2,006
Church history 2,000
cbk 2,000
Ethnology 1,981
Christianity 1,980
Gardening Equipment and supplies Catalogs 1,977
Bulbs (Plants) Catalogs 1,952
Biology 1,938
German literature 1,909
Mary Washington College 1,900
University of Mary Washington 1,899
Mines and mineral resources 1,886
periodicals 1,884
Christian life 1,873
Physiology 1,847
United States. Army 1,835
Public records 1,831
Biography 1,826
Fishes 1,803
French language 1,800
Paleontology 1,797
Water-supply 1,792
Motion Pictures 1,786
Slavery -- United States 1,776
Deseret Sunday School Union (1872-1971) -- Periodicals 1,763
May, Samuel, 1810-1899 1,761
Taxation 1,761
Aeronautics 1,750
Theater 1,747
Mollusks 1,736
Children 1,735
Wellesley College 1,735
Public health 1,725
Trees Seedlings Catalogs 1,724
Latin language 1,687
Ethics 1,685
Fruit trees Seedlings Catalogs 1,683
New York 1,666
Religion 1,663
Duluth (Minn.) -- Newspapers 1,662
Saint Louis County (Minn.) -- Newspapers 1,662
Fisheries 1,637
Kansas State University 1,604
Universities and colleges--Kansas--Newspapers 1,598
Congregational churches 1,597
College yearbooks 1,594
Episcopal Church 1,571
Labor supply 1,563
Socialism 1,553
American literature 1,545
Housing 1,541
Psychology 1,541
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885 1,534
Public schools 1,534
Bibliography 1,522
Sunday schools 1,508
Methodist Church 1,506
German language 1,487
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 1,482
Homeopathy 1,481
Books 1,480
Yearbook 1,479
United States. Congress 1,453
Astronomy 1,439
Medicaid 1,428
Surgery 1,421
Documents on microfilm 1,419
Pennsylvania 1,416
College student newspapers and periodicals -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg 1,415
Mechanical engineering 1,412
American Legion 1,407
Social sciences 1,406
Washington, George, 1732-1799 1,403
Urban renewal 1,392
Industries 1,389
Forests and forestry 1,385
The Bullet 1,376
Mary Washington College -- Newspapers 1,374
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Periodicals 1,374
University of Mary Washington -- Newspapers 1,374
Confederate States of America. Army 1,358
Finance 1,337
Encyclopedias and dictionaries 1,328
Teaching 1,328
Libraries 1,324
Municipal government 1,323
Massachusetts 1,313
Alabama 1,311
Administrative agencies 1,303
Spiritualism 1,303
Physicians 1,301
Transportation 1,298
Folklore 1,296
Engineering 1,289
Religion and science 1,288
yearbooks 1,278
Administrative law 1,273
Statistics 1,273
Hygiene 1,267
School yearbooks 1,266
Dentistry 1,257
Phelps, Amos A. (Amos Augustus), 1805-1847 1,254
Chippu 1,251
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) 1,251
Schools 1,249
Technology 1,247
LANGUAGE
english 1,631,530
german 191,904
french 149,682
handwritten english 47,929
spanish 43,208
italian 38,812
latin 26,097
russian 13,534
dutch 11,463
portuguese 7,638
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Title
Date Published
Creator
The Boston Library Consortium
77,192
ITEMS
40.1M
VIEWS
40.1M
Books from the Boston Library Consortium. See a Tag Cloud for the Boston Library Consortium collection.
Boston Public Library
48,558
ITEMS
22.2M
VIEWS
22.2M
Books contributed by the Boston Public Library.
MBLWHOI Library
10,712
ITEMS
14.7M
VIEWS
14.7M
Books from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
13.2M
As a member of the Open Content Alliance, the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is contributing digital content to the Internet Archive from our Rare Book Collection and North Carolina Collection, including rare Spanish dramas, UNC Yearbooks, and North Carolina legislative materials. Other subject areas such as early North Carolina medical journals and North Carolina judicial materials are also represented. UNC's participation in the Open Content Alliance is...
Getty Research Institute
23,664
ITEMS
10.2M
VIEWS
10.2M
Books contributed by Getty Research Institute. The Research Library at the Getty Research Institute focuses on the history of art, architecture, and archaeology with relevant materials in the humanities and social sciences. The range of the collections begins with prehistory and extends to contemporary art. - The Getty Institute
5.2M
A collection of items from the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Project.
Topic: UNC yearbooks
5.2M
The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries sends selected library materials to Internet Archive for scanning and online access from a variety of units and collections within the Libraries. These include but are not limited to U. S. Government Documents, UF print Dissertations, Duplicates from the storage collection and the Panama Canal Museum Collection. The Internet Archive pre-scanning processing operation at the Libraries is managed by the Preservation Department. Digitization is...
3.7M
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the University of Massachusetts Libraries.
Wellesley College Library
6,004
ITEMS
3M
VIEWS
3M
Books from Wellesley College Library
Duke University Libraries
10,995
ITEMS
2.9M
VIEWS
2.9M
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for Duke University Libraries. The Duke University Libraries Digital Collections Program creates distinctive digital collections that provide access to Duke's library and archival materials in support of teaching, learning, and research at Duke and worldwide; and contributes collaboratively to national and international digital collections initiatives that benefit Duke and the larger research community. See a digital archive of thousands of vintage...
Brigham Young University
23,664
ITEMS
2.9M
VIEWS
by Brigham Young University
2.9M
Books from the libraries of Brigham Young University
Books digitized through a federally funded LSTA grant, through MBLC.
Media History Digital Library
3,016
ITEMS
2.7M
VIEWS
2.7M
A conservation and access project for historical printed materials related to cinema, broadcasting and recorded sound. Visit our new website and read our blog at http://www.mediahistoryproject.org/ Search Media History Digital Library titles: Advanced Search
Church History Library
15,431
ITEMS
2.1M
VIEWS
2.1M
The collections of the Church History Library contain materials chronicling the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from its beginning in 1830 to the present day. The collections contain manuscripts, books, Church records, photographs, oral histories, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, and audiovisual materials. The staff creates and maintains catalogs and indexes for accessing this wide variety of information. Search our...
Topic: Church History Library
Publisher's chromolithographed pictorial wrappers
( 25 reviews )
Topics: Brothers and sisters, Orphans, Conduct of life, Education
University of Florida Duplicates
3,608
ITEMS
1.9M
VIEWS
1.9M
University of Florida Duplicates
Topic: University of Florida
The American Methodism Project
4,070
ITEMS
1.8M
VIEWS
1.8M
The American Methodism Project is a digitized collection of interdisciplinary and historical materials related to American Methodism. The primary goal of this project is to provide both the digital tools and the digitized texts of American Methodism to better understand both Methodism and the United States. Contemporary questions of church and state boundaries, the role of government, moral development, education, leadership, labor, immigration, family, etc. are topics which can benefit from...
Boston College Library
4,296
ITEMS
1.7M
VIEWS
by Boston College Libraries
1.7M
Books from Boston College.
John Carter Brown Library
8,447
ITEMS
1.7M
VIEWS
1.7M
THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY is an independently administered and funded center for advanced research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located at Brown University since 1901. Housed within the library's walls is an internationally renowned collection of primary historical sources pertaining to North and South America from the time of its discovery by Europeans (ca. 1492) until the end of the colonial period (ca. 1825). View the JCB Collections on Open Library
Spanish Drama
11,518
ITEMS
1.6M
VIEWS
1.6M
A collection for internal support at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Topic: drama
US National Library of Medicine
13,211
ITEMS
1.6M
VIEWS
1.6M
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in Bethesda, Maryland, is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since its founding in 1836, NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. It is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver trillions of bytes of data to millions of users every day. Scientists, health professionals, and the public in...
NLM Medicine in the Americas
12,367
ITEMS
1.6M
VIEWS
1.6M
Medicine in the Americas – a digital library project of the U.S. National Library of Medicine – consists of works which demonstrate the evolution of American medicine from seventeenth-century colonial frontier outposts to twentieth-century research hospitals. Drawing on the collections of NLM's History of Medicine Division, Medicine in the Americas encompasses works dating as early as 1610 and printed in the United States and around the New World, including Latin America, the Caribbean,...
Family History Library
428
ITEMS
1.5M
VIEWS
by Family History Library
1.5M
Books from the libraries of Brigham Young University Family History Library
Minnesota Historical Society
2,648
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
1.4M
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. The Minnesota Historical Society is providing newspapers and manuscripts to the Internet Archive to provide access and preserve their content on the web for future generations. This project was funded in FY11...
Cushing-Whitney Medical Library
5,007
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
1.4M
Books contributed by the Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
1.3M
Digitized versions of unique and rare books from Northeastern University Libraries
North Carolina Directories
910
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
1.3M
A collection of North Carolina City Directories from various contributing institutions. Visit the North Carolina Directories page at Digital NC: http://digitalnc.org/collections/north-carolina-city-directories
Brandeis University Libraries
1,828
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
by Brandeis University Libraries
1.3M
Books from Brandeis University.
Kansas State University
7,817
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
1.3M
Historical aspects of Kansas State University are documented in this collection of primary sources. Included are yearbooks, course catalogs, and more.
MIT Libraries
3,542
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
1.3M
Books scanned by the Internet Archive for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries.
1.2M
Boston University Libraries house more than 2.4 million physical volumes, over 45,000 current unique serials, and 77,000 media titles. Specialized libraries and collections include: African Studies Library Alumni Medical Library Astronomy Library Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center Mugar Memorial Library Music Library Pappas Law Library & Law Annex Pardee Management Library Pickering Educational Resources Library Science & Engineering Library Stone Science Library Theology Library
The goal of the University of Florida's Retrospective Dissertation Scanning project is to build a digital collection of approximately 8,000 dissertations written by PhD graduates of the University of Florida from 1934-2006. This page is the portal to the UF dissertations scanned and made available via the Internet Archive up to this point. In 2000 the University of Florida began requiring theses and dissertations in a digital format, and by 2006 all thesis and dissertations being submitted by...
1.2M
Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine
Topic: Veterinary Medicine
Emory University Libraries
5,443
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
1.1M
Books from the Emory University Libraries
State Library of North Carolina
4,410
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
1.1M
The State Library of North Carolina is a part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. It is the catalyst for exceptional library services in North Carolina. It is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina. It develops and supports access to specialized collections for the people of North Carolina, including genealogy, North Caroliniana, and resources for the blind and physically handicapped. - General Collection Examine...
Penn State University
3,276
ITEMS
1M
VIEWS
1M
Books contributed by Penn State University.
Religion in North Carolina
6,202
ITEMS
1M
VIEWS
1M
The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection is a grant-funded project to provide digital access to publications of and about religious bodies in North Carolina. Partner institutions at Duke, UNC, and Wake Forest University, contributed the largest portion of the items in this collection, but the collection is enriched by unique materials from libraries and archives throughout North Carolina. The materials in this collection include local church histories, periodicals, clergy biographies,...
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
1,274
ITEMS
950,407
VIEWS
by University of Pennsylvania Libraries
950,407
Books from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries
844,433
German, Scandinavian and Dutch Periodicals from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
833,341
Books from the Mugar Memorial Library of Boston University Libraries.
Books included from the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Strengths are in areas of textile education, textile manufacturing and design, local history (Fall River and New Bedford and surrounding communities), and local ethnic communities including Portuguese, French-Canadian and Jewish.
LDS Church Magazines
5,418
ITEMS
781,053
VIEWS
781,053
Periodicals from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Brethren Digital Archives
744
ITEMS
730,014
VIEWS
730,014
The Mission of the Brethren Digital Archives is to digitize some or all of the periodicals produced from the beginning of publication to the year 2000 by each of the Brethren bodies who trace their origin to the baptism near Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708.
State Library of Massachusetts
1,637
ITEMS
720,803
VIEWS
720,803
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the State Library of Massachusetts.
California State Library
2,941
ITEMS
711,748
VIEWS
711,748
Books from the California State Library
709,048
The John Carter Brown Library's collection of books printed in Spanish America is among the finest in the world. In some areas, the collections are unmatched and include works found nowhere else. The Library has the largest collection in the world of books printed in Spanish America as a whole prior to ca. 1820, over 7,000 titles, encompassing the output of presses in Mexico, Peru, Central America, Argentina, Chile, and elsewhere. The remaining Spanish American presses represented in the JCB's...
The Journal of Research reports NIST research and development in metrology and related fields of: physical science engineering applied mathematics statistics biotechnology information technology Papers cover a broad range of subjects with major emphasis on measurement methodology and the basic technology underlying standardization. Also included, on occasion, are articles on topics closely related to the Institute’s technical and scientific programs.
David O. McKay Library, BYU Idaho
1,408
ITEMS
655,705
VIEWS
655,705
Books from the David O. McKay Library at Brigham Young University, Idaho
Topic: keyword
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library
1,938
ITEMS
631,774
VIEWS
631,774
Books from the Library of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Kansas State University Theses
5,722
ITEMS
612,589
VIEWS
612,589
Dissertations, Theses, Projects, and Reports from Kansas State University prior to 1990.
599,625
The Duke University Archives preserves the historical record of the university. This collection provides access to several key campus publications including the Chanticleer (student yearbook), the Trinity College Historical Papers (series of early faculty publications), as well as other core resources, such as campus course catalogs.
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
5,052
ITEMS
564,482
VIEWS
564,482
This research collection for opera and ballet consists of a selection of print and manuscript scores, libretti, mise en scène, programs, scene designs and other archival documents. The materials date from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Its strengths include scores and performance materials from the French and Italian repertories dating from the late 18th and 19th centuries. Special features include a large collection of copyists’ manuscript scores for the operas of Giovanni Paisiello...
508,422
Books from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries
California Digital Library
by Crane, Thomas, b. 1843?; Houghton, Ellen Elizabeth, 1853-1922
474,291
94
6
Osborne Coll.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Poetry of places, France -- Description and travel Juvenile literature
469,629
Duke holds one of the world’s largest collections of Confederate imprints, or items printed in the Confederate States of America between secession from the Union and the surrender of the Confederate military forces (December 1860-April 1865). Confederate imprints are notable for their fragility and ephemerality, due to the scarcity of high-quality paper and a lack of large publishing and printing houses in the South, as well as for the view their contents give of military and civilian life in...
Topics: Confederate, Civil War, American history
BYU Campus Publications
453
ITEMS
445,991
VIEWS
445,991
This collection contains materials published by Brigham Young University. These publications include the school yearbook (the Banyan), course catalogs and class schedules. The yearbook contains information about campus events and student life, the course catalogs offer descriptions of the various courses offered at Brigham Young University during a given academic year and contain information on degree requirements, and the class schedules provide detail as to what classes where offered when, by...
Topic: Brigham Young University
423,636
Books from the Duquesne University, Gumberg Library
Lehigh University Libraries
568
ITEMS
422,095
VIEWS
422,095
Books from the Lehigh University Libraries
421,724
Meetings, proceedings and conference reports relating to Religion in North Carolina.
418,370
As a member of the Open Content Alliance, the University Libraries at the University of Memphis is contributing digital content to the Internet Archive from our holdings including yearbooks, the campus newspaper, bulletins and schedules of classes, early literary magazines, and other materials related to the life and times of the University of Memphis and its predecessors throughout its first 100 years since opening its doors in 1912 as the West Tennessee State Normal School. All materials are...
Kansas State University Newspapers
1,746
ITEMS
409,967
VIEWS
409,967
Kansas State University Newspapers 1875- .
400,560
The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) consists of the research libraries of three leading art museums in New York City: The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYARC was formed in 2006 to facilitate collaboration that results in enhanced resources to research communities.NYARC provides a framework to advance a series of programmatic services, with a potential for transforming the environments in which...
Topic: art
397,121
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Ohio State University Library
1,012
ITEMS
390,902
VIEWS
390,902
The Ohio State University Libraries is contributing public domain texts from its Brittle Books digitization program to the Internet Archive. Texts are selected by the OSU Libraries Collection Managers, in consultation with the Preservation Department, based on the following criteria: the materials are damaged or deteriorated, are in continuing demand, and are not available as a readily-accessible reprint. Titles are drawn from all subject areas of the Libraries' collections. Texts no longer in...
Topic: ohio state
390,134
This selection of harp scores from the International Harp Archives at Brigham Young University includes items from the 18th century through the early 20th century. Most of the selections are works for solo harp but other duets and small chambers works are included, especial early 19th-century duets for harp and piano. Many of the composers represented in the collection are harpist-composers from the 19th century including François Joseph Naderman, Charles Oberthür, Alphonse Hasselmans,...
368,195
The John Carter Brown Library has one of the five largest collections of early Peruviana in the world. It is not just the number of Peruvian imprints of the colonial, independence, and early national periods held by the John Carter Brown Library that is important, however, but the diversity of those materials and in a great many instances, their singularity - being only known copies. The subjects range from ecclesiastical matters, to government papers, to indigenous language studies, and...
Topic: Peru
359,370
The Portuguese and Brazilian books held at the John Carter Brown Library comprise one of the finest North American collections relating to Brazil before the country declared its independence from Portugal in 1822. The collection includes 650 titles before 1800 and another 500 titles from 1800 to 1822—including 165 books printed in Brazil itself after the *Impressão Regia* opened a branch in Rio de Janeiro in 1808 and presses began operating in Bahia. This collection has been compiled from a...
Topics: jcbportugalbrazil, brazil, portugal, John Carter Brown Library
Indianapolis Public Library
608
ITEMS
345,583
VIEWS
345,583
Materials contributed by The Indianapolis Public Library.
331,255
Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form...
Brigham Young University, Hawaii
869
ITEMS
330,034
VIEWS
330,034
Books contributed by BYU Hawaii
328,044
This is the collection page for the School of Theology, Boston University
MoMA Library
285
ITEMS
327,399
VIEWS
327,399
The Museum of Modern Art Library is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The noncirculating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, and emerging art forms from 1880 to the present. The Museum of Modern Art Library is a founding member of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). NYARC is a collaborative program of the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of the Brooklyn...
Northwestern University
845
ITEMS
324,440
VIEWS
324,440
The Northwestern University Archives, established in 1935, holds material relating to every aspect of Northwestern's history, including non-current official University records, papers of faculty members, and records of student organizations-- as well as publications, photographs, audio-visuals, artifacts, and more. The Archives' holdings are non-circulating, and are open to the public for research and reference. The Transportation Library of Northwestern University contains over 500,000 items,...
Topic: Northwestern University
Susquehanna University
451
ITEMS
322,327
VIEWS
322,327
Originally founded as the Missionary Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1858, this private, liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania was renamed Susquehanna University in 1895. The University Archives, the Russell W. Gilbert Pennsylvania Room and the Jane C. Apple Rare Books Room at Susquehanna University's Blough-Weis Library contain a rich collection of books, documents, photographs, and memorabilia. Some of the items featured here include: the University yearbook, LANTHORN...
320,976